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Archive for: April, 2013

Spring Dialogue event examines angles of mixing religion and civil government

The Rev. Dr. William Tabbernee will speak on the topic of capital punishment at the Oklahoma City Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State’s annual Spring Dialogue event on May 7. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Oklahoma City Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State will host its 5th Annual Spring Dialogue panel discussion on Tuesday, May 7. The event is themed “Advantages and Disadvantages of Religious Involvement with Civil Government.” The free event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Raindrop […]

Coalition dinner features former LA District Attorney turned death penalty abolitionist

Attending the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s 22nd Annual Membership and Awards Dinner are (L-R) State Senator Constance N. Johnson, winner of the Phil Wahl Abolitionist of the Year Award; attorney Mark Henricksen, who received the Opio Toure Courageous Advocate Award; OK-CADP co-chair Lydia Gill Polley, honored with the Lifetime Abolitionist Award; and Gil Garcetti, keynote speaker and former Los Angeles District Attorney, turned anti death penalty spokesperson. Photo by Darla Shelden.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Nearly 200 guests from across the state gathered at the Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty’s 22nd Annual Membership and Awards Dinner recently held in Oklahoma City. The evening featured keynote speaker former Los Angeles District Attorney, Gil Garcetti, who shared why, after a 32 year career in law […]

Dad’s Plumbing CEO honored for creative solution for handicapped restroom use

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Special to the paper- Jack Werner Owner, A to Z Inspections What an exciting evening at the Skirvin Hotel! Last Thursday The Journal Record presented the 2013 Innovator of the Year awards. Recipients from around Oklahoma showed two things: creativity and caring for the business and for others. It was a special night to see […]

Oklahoma City University Presents ‘Into the Woods’

Jillian Gottlieb is the Witch and Keslie Ward is Little Red Ridinghood in Stephen
Sondheim’s fractured fairytale “Into the Woods,” the April 26-28 grand finale of
Oklahoma City University’s Opera and Music Theater Company.

Staff Report Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-winning musical “Into the Woods” will make its Oklahoma City University debut April 26 through 28. Performances are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with a 3 p.m. Sunday matinee on the historic Kirkpatrick stage of OCU’s Bass School of Music. Tickets ($12-25) are available from or (405) 208-5227. There will […]

Smart Play: OSU’s all-star Freshman of the Year honored along with Burke, Larranaga, Izzo

From left, Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State University, named Wayman Tisdale Basketball player of the year for men's NCAA basketball, greets Jason Stverak, president of the Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity. Smart, who decided late last week to return to the Cowboys squad for his sophomore season, received his award at the 2013 Devon College Basketball Awards dinner, held last week at the National Cowboy Museum. Stverak was one of the “Frosh” sponsors for the awards program. Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan.

By Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Throughout the evening at last week’s Devon Energy College Basketball Awards, fans gently lobbied Marcus Smart, the star player for the Oklahoma State University Cowboys, to stick around for a second season at the school in Stillwater. At the end of the evening, it was Michigan State University head […]

Oklahoma Republicans designate Rodd Moesell “Ronald Reagan Award” winner

From left, Rodd Moesell and Kathy McNally smile for The City Sentinel before last weekend's Republican Party gala at the Magnuson Hotel and Convention Center on the west side of Oklahoma City. Moesell was named winner of the Ronald Reagan Award for his decades of work on behalf of the Grand Old Party. McNally, a former Oklahoma Farm Bureau official, now works in the development office at Oklahoma State University, where she and Moesell both earned their degrees.
Photos by Patrick B. McGuigan

by Patrick B. McGuigan Associate Publisher Rodd Moesell, an Oklahoma City businessman and a Republican party volunteer without peer, remembers when there were entire counties in Oklahoma where the Grand Old Party had no real chance to win elections. Those willing to carry the party banner, once upon a time, were known not as candidates, […]

Oklahoma City University raises the bar on energy management

Oklahoma City University Director of Facilities Jeff Castleberry looks at readings in real time on a meter donated by Eaton Corporation as part of their energy management plan. Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Oklahoma City University is participating in Earth Day every day. The university will implement a new energy management plan this spring aimed at making it one of the most energy-efficient schools in the nation. OCU has partnered with THG Energy in Tulsa to create effective energy management initiatives. The efforts […]

Historic Film Row to debut new monthly Final Friday Art Walk

The new Final Friday Film Row Art Walk will debut on April 26, from 6 to 9 p.m., in downtown Oklahoma City’s Historic Film Row District, located two blocks west of Devon Tower. Photo by Bradley Wynn; Historian.

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer Downtown Film Row entrepreneurs will welcome the public from 6 – 9 p.m., on Friday, April 26 for the premier of Oklahoma City’s new Final Friday event. Beginning in April, on the Final Friday of each month, the Historic Film Row District will host an art walk. The newly restored […]

Day of Reflection panel discussion explores religious diversity

Rabbi Vered Harris, from Oklahoma City’s Temple B’nai Israel. will be keynote speaker at the Interfaith Alliance Day of Reflection on May 2.  Photo provided

By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The Interfaith Alliance Foundation of Oklahoma will hold its 10th Annual Day of Reflection service themed “Under God” and Religious Diversity, on Thursday, May 2 at 7 p.m. at Temple B’nai Israel, 4901 N. Penn in Oklahoma City. The event will examine the implications of a pluralistic society and the […]

47th Annual Festival of the Arts swings into spring

Art, food, entertainment and fun activities for all ages are in store for visitors to enjoy at this year's Festival of the Arts in downtown Oklahoma City. Photo provided.

  By Darla Shelden Contributing Writer The 47th annual Festival of the Arts, takes place this week, April 23-28 in downtown Oklahoma City. The popular event will again be at the Festival Plaza and the Myriad Botanical Gardens. It runs 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday. […]

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